Posted 02 December 2009 - 04:48 PM
Well, that's a bummer!
TDK is a good brand, but even good brands can get a bad run so it's possible that you really do have some bad discs. If you can get a blank CD from another reputable brand you might try that, but at this point I wouldn't invest in a big stack. Beyond that, not all brands of blank CD-Rs are universally compatible with all makes of CD drives, so that may still be the problem.
The other possibility would be the drive. If you're lucky it might just be dusty in there and you can clean it with a little air. Use an air bulb or a can of compressed air to gently blow air into one side of the drive opening in short, gentle puffs. If you use a can of compressed air, be sure to hold the can upright in a vertical position -- you do not want any liquid refrigerant to get into the drive. Also, if you use a can of compressed air, be especially careful to use quick puffs -- the air stream will become increasingly cold and you don't want to chill the drive. (I personally use an air bulb I got in the baby care section of a big discount store -- and I use it as infrequently as possible.) Give it a few minutes and then try to burn another CD.
I personally don't use a commercial CD cleaning disc -- they're usually marketed for home CD and DVD players, and the drive in your computer can spin a lot faster than most of those drives.